Lou Gehrig "Iron Horse" Photograph (SGA Signature Series)
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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
NYC native Lou Gehrig played 17 seasons for the Yankees and was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse." He finished with a remarkable career batting average of .340. A 7x All-Star, and 6x World Series champion, Gehrig won the Triple Crown in 1934 and was twice named the American League's MVP. Gehrig set several major league records during his career, the most famous being his consecutive games played streak (2,130), a record that stood for 56 years and was long considered unbreakable until surpassed by Cal Ripken, Jr. in 1995. Gehrig's streak ended on May 2, 1939, when he voluntarily took himself out of the lineup after his play was hampered by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable neuromuscular disorder now commonly referred to in North America as Lou Gehrig's disease. The disease forced him to retire at age 36 and was the cause of his death two years later. The pathos of his farewell from baseball was capped off by his iconic 1939 "Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" speech at Yankee Stadium. Gehrig was elected to the Hall of Fame that December. Today, the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award is given annually to the MLB player best exhibiting Gehrig's integrity and character. Our popular unsigned SGA Signature Series includes an SGA Exclusive laser-engraved facsimile signature Inset Plate and is available with 16x20 or 11x14 photographs, in this case this classic shot of Lou at the plate. Also included on the plate is the "The Iron Horse" along with some of his impressive stats, honors and championships. Quality Framed, thie is a great piece of Sports Art celebrating an all-time Yankee Great.